Vitamin C and E for children

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Vitamin C and E for children

Postby Canuck Singh » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:49 pm

About 102-million Americans have high cholesterol. Anyone with high cholesterol levels has a much greater chance of developing heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. Vitamin supplements have been shown to lower high cholesterol levels in children to protect them from heart attacks in later years.

Children with inherited blood lipid disorders (some 50 million in the US) usually have to avoid the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to adults. However their condition puts them at high risk for suffering heart attacks later in life.

When 15-children (aged between 9 and 18) were given moderate doses of vitamins C and E for six weeks researchers saw a significant improvement in blood-vessel (endothelium) function. The endothelium is the inner lining of the blood vessels. Endothelial dysfunction is a precursor to atherosclerosis, or the plaque build-up characteristic of cardiovascular disease.

The dosage used in this study was 500mg of vitamin C and 400 IU of vitamin E per day. The beneficial impact of this dose of C and E was quite significant. The results suggest that we may be able to improve the cardiovascular health of children with inherited lipid disorders using vitamin supplements.

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Re: Vitamin C and E for children

Postby Archere » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:15 am

Hi,
500mg of vitamin C and 400 IU of vitamin E per day to each child would benefit more and help to improve the cardiovascular health of children from lipid disorders....
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